The Skeletal System
Getting to know your body is life changing!
The bones provide a hard framework for stability and provides movement.
Ligaments holds the bones together
Muscles provide the force required for movement by moving one into another
The tendons are attached to the ligaments and the tendons connect muscles to bones
Nerves are specialized cells that transmit signals between different parts of the body.
Scoliosis is a disorder in the back/spine that curves the spine side-to-side often creating a "C" or "S" shape when viewed on an x-ray. Signs of scoliosis are one shoulder is higher than the other, one shoulder blade sticks out more than the other, one side rib cage appears higher than the other, etc. To treat scoliosis, braces or surgery are two common options, but surgery is more purposeful for those who have curves beyond 40 to 50 degrees.
Arthritis is a group of more than 100 inflammatory diseases that damage joints and their surrounding structures. It usually affects the joints of the neck, shoulders, hands, lower back, hips, or knees. Some symptoms that occur in arthritis is pain, stiffness, swelling, redness, and limited function of joints.